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  • Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Brooks Landon
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    Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors? How can you craft sentences that reflect your unique outlook on the world? This lively, 24-lecture course introduces you to the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. Reviving the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing, Professor Landon provides a greater context for what makes sentences great - and how you can apply these methods to your own writing.

    Cynthia says: "Very well presented... but with poor pronunciation"
    "Too many words. Not enough Ts."
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    Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor Brooks Landon?

    The professor talks too much. Without a course book, I found it difficult to follow him when he cited examples on building longer sentences. Oh yeah, he consistently mispronounced the word sentence as senence or sinence. It drove me up the freakin' wall.No, I wouldn't try another course with this professor.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Learn to explain his topic concisely. The prof. expressed his misgivings about The Elements of Style, a manual which teaches concise writing. He should revisit this book.


    Do you think Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It needs a substitute course on the same subject with a different prof.


    12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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